I think my favorite mode of transportation would be car. At least, if I’m the passenger. I only enjoy it because there’s something relaxing about sleeping on a car ride. I guess I like the sense of being able to sleep in one place and end up in another within a few minutes or hours.
People have helped me a lot in this past year. Literally in the past week, people have donated almost $90 to me to help pay for my lost textbooks. Not only that, but I am constantly borrowing people’s clothes for performances and such. Also, I had a great group of friends help me perform my dance asking for prom. After that, people also bought cookies from my girlfriend and I so that we could pay for food in Disneyland. I greatly appreciate the help of people.
I’m not really sure what to talk about in this post. I guess I’ll talk about how excited and scared I am for the future. I know there are a lot of changes that are going to come, including being considered an adult and having to take care of myself. I’m both excited and scared to be entrusted with these responsibilities. I hope that I’ve learned enough over the last 12 years to be able to take care of myself and become a successful student and human being.
Dreams Deferred by Langston Hughes
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore–
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over–
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?
One current event that’s been going on is the election campaigns. Donald Trump has become a very prominent candidate and that really worries me. Another current event would be the refugee crisis involving the Syrian refugees. It has really made me worried about the world we live in. Another current event would be the bomb threat that occurred right before spring break. It was kind of a wake up call for the walnut bubble and it was both eye opening and scary. Finally, there was the attacks in Paris that were all over the news. The fact that it was the only event publicized majorly made me question people a little bit and made me wonder why this was so big when the same thing happens daily in other places.
For the next year, I hope to successfully complete my first year of college and be ahead on credits to transfer with. In four years, I hope to be at UCLA/UCI/UCSD studying psychology and getting my degree. I also hope to have created my own adult dance team, Team Aesthetics, with my friend Dylan. In ten years…well I’m not so sure. Maybe in ten years I’ll have a successful solid job and be directing/dancing on my team. Or maybe I’ll be in the process of writing some time of fantasy novel. I guess I’ll see when I get there.
Dear Mom and Dad,
I apologize for not being the best student over the last few years and I’m sorry for causing so many problems at home. Over the next four years, I hope to prove to you that I am capable of taking of care of myself. I also hope to prove to you that I can be successful and make it into UCLA. I want you to know that I will work hard and get a high paying job in the future and take care of both of you when I’m rich. I promise to prove it.
I, Makai Tordillo, leave the responsibility of WHAM to the underclassmen next year. I also leave all my regrets and doubts of high school to Walnut High School itself.
If I could change anything from this year, it would probably be keeping track of my textbooks and keeping my locker clean. Over the past year, my locker has become a complete mess and is full of my random clothes and things that don’t belong in my locker. Due to this, I have entirely lost track of a lot of my textbooks and have lost two of them. Thanks to my stupidity, I now have to figure out how to pay them off before we graduate in about a week. I would definitely fix this if I could go back in time.
In the past year, I have tried my best to help everyone I could. I’ve helped in ways from creating a fundraising organization to help my friend pay for college to simply teaching my friends choreo. I have also helped others in little ways, like giving them homework and etc. In general, I think I help people on a daily basis with all the little things and I think that’s what matters most.